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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6:51 PM | Posted by Chelsey
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Series: Waves of Freedom # 1
It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war. Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges--and dangers--await them.
A thrill tingled up her spine. Not only did she have an excursion to anticipate, but she had her very own mystery.
People complimented her clever mind, her kindness, and her quiet ways. If only men found such things enchanting.
She laughed and held on to his broad shoulder. She’d have to be careful not to fall for this man.
This book, and brand new series, were on my much anticipated list since the latter half of last year. Sarah Sundin writes some of the most vivid, believable characters that I have ever read and will forever be one of my favorite Christian authors. In this newest book, America is on the edge of entering WWII. I love reading WWII novels! Our two main characters are acquaintances from childhood, but meet again when their careers force them together. Jim Avery is a handsome naval officer and Mary Stirling is a beautiful, resourceful Boston Navy Yard secretary. Shortly after these two cross paths again, they are thrown into a mystery that needs solving and discover a romance burning bright! This book had a little bit of everything, but I must say that the mystery element was by far my favorite!
When it comes to novels set in the 1940’s, you can’t find many authors that do it better than Sarah Sundin. Now she has gone and added mystery and suspense to the list of her ever-widening writing abilities. Mary Stirling made a great heroine and amateur sleuth; I cannot brag enough about the character development that went into these main characters. This story had it all; the romance is front row worthy! Jim and Mary make a dashing pair; you will find yourself rooting for their love affair from the very start. They complement each other so well, and at a time when nothing seemed sure for America, these two bring out a light in each other. The rest of the series is sure to be just as delightful as this one! Sarah Sundin, you are still the best in the business!
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